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11 once-in-a-lifetime winter holiday experiences to make your friends jealous

Weather getting you down? Here are some dreams.

WINTER IS CLOSING in, the days are growing darker and October has been miserable.

Maybe what you need is a case of wanderlust.

1. The Glacier Express train across the snowy valleys of the Swiss Alps

Source: Germán Saavedra R./X'trapotrenes.

Source: Arctic Wolf Pictures


2. Sipping cold beer in the hot springs at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Source: Martin Lopatka


3. Gazing out at the Northern Lights from a glass-roofed igloo

Source: Kakslauttanen


4. Getting up for sunrise over the snow-covered rock formations in Cappadocia, Turkey

Source: Anne Dirkse

5. Sleeping in this bedroom made entirely out of ice in Sweden

Source: Wikipedia


6. Taking in the winter vista over Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Source: И. Максим

7. Meeting the snow monkeys staying warm in the hot springs of Yamanouchi, Japan

Source: Chi Tranter


8. Seeing the sun break through the clouds over the Norwegian fjords

Source: HBarrison

9. Riding the overnight train through the Canadian Rockies

Source: Shutterstock


10. Taking a boat to the Antarctic to meet penguins

Source: Liam Quinn

11. Or just staying warm among the ‘Fire Mountains’, away from the packed beaches in Lanzarote

Source: kanbron

Happy wintering!

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About the author:

Michael Freeman

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